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Today's News

  • She's one

    Pari Elise Snider celebrated her first birthday April 19 with a Minnie Mouse party with family and friends. Her parents are Curtis and Lorie Snider.

    She has three older sisters: Blair, Palin and Paisley. Her grandparents are Danny and Linda Deskins of Dugspur, Harold and Joyce Snider of Dublin and the late Kathy Snider. Her aunts are Holly Choate and Gina Bigham.

  • Public record for 7/12/17 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record.  
    The listings are complete.
    The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing. For additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in January in the Carroll County General District Court office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Jason Delp: from Carroll to Cambridge

    By ABBY BODNAR, Staff

    CAMBRIDGE, England — Jason Delp, a 1999 graduate of Carroll County High School, recently earned an Executive Masters of Business Administration degree from the prestigious, 808-year-old University of Cambridge in England.

    The story starts long before this accomplishment, however, as Delp has received two other masters degrees and served in the military.

  • CCHS named one of Virginia's top schools

    HILLSVILLE – Carroll County High School has been recognized by Virginia Living Magazine as one of Virginia’s top high schools and will be featured in an upcoming issue.

    “I would like to say that we are very proud that Carroll County High School is being recognized by Virginia Living magazine for its accomplishments,” said Assistant Superintendent Mark Burnette after receiving notification of the honor. “The administration and staff at the school deserve all of the credit for a job well done.”

  • Readers Hotline 7/12/17

    Plus-sizes
    I’m calling, not to complain about the presidency or having potholes in the road. I’m calling to complain about the city not having any plus-size clothing stores other than Walmart or Cato. We need [choices] with quality clothing that will fit 5-foot-2 people instead of all just 5-foot-10 and up. Fries, you have been doing some pretty neat things lately. Why not bring in a plus-size store in to the old company store? I would travel to Fries to buy the clothing. It would be really nice if we had [that] in Galax.

  • FBI joins bank robbery investigation

    The FBI is assisting in the investigation of the Carter Bank & Trust robbery that occurred on Friday, according to Galax Police Chief Rick Clark.

    The robbery occurred at the East Stuart Drive branch around 5:08 p.m. on July 7. The suspect was still at large on Monday.

    The suspect, caught on bank security video, entered CB&T and demanded $50 and $100 bills. Reports did not indicate if the man was armed, and Clark declined to say if a weapon was used, though he added, “Robbery does not require a weapon.”

  • Six charged in home invasion

    Three adults and three juveniles were arrested in connection with a series of home invasions in Carroll County last week.

    According to a release from Sheriff J.B. Gardner, on July 5 at approximately 11 p.m., members of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a home invasion, where several men had pointed guns at the occupants of a residence on Pleasant View Road in the Austinville community.

  • Readers Hotline 7/10/17

    Hiss, hiss
    Isn’t Galax a great little town? I just love the “live and let live” atmosphere around here. Like my neighbor. He has this unusual hobby of raising feral cats under his front porch so his dog can chase them down in the yard and kill them. Most places, the authorities would kind of look down on this type behavior. But here in Galax, [it is viewed as] “there are too many cats in Galax anyway.” Now, ain’t Galax a great little town?

    Good ole club

  • Grayson County closes out 2017 fiscal year

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County boards put an end to budget discussions last week, closing out their budget years with positive numbers and a favorable outlook for the year.

    The Grayson County School Board’s close-out meeting for fiscal year 2017 was held at the Independence Middle School Library on June 26.

    Summarizing the totals, Dr. Ted Phillips, director of finance, said the school system “came up short in some areas, but ahead in others. I am happy to report that we will meet the June and July payroll, and all of the June bills.”

  • Schools must test water for lead

    Capital News Service

    RICHMOND – With the water crisis in Flint, Mich., safe drinking water is a high priority nationwide, especially for children. Beginning July 1, schools in Virginia are now required to test their potable water for lead.

    Senate Bill 1359, which Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed into law on March 20, seeks to ensure that local school boards test the drinking water in schools and that it meets federal guidelines. The Food and Drug Administration recommends that the level of lead not exceed 15 parts per billion.